Mark Fast the knitwear maverick made a return to Fashion Scout during London Fashion Week. We have witnessed designers come and go, with names dropping of the schedule, as some moved on to independently make their own sound of fashion.
After, returning from fashion hibernation, Fast returned with his A/W17 collection that magically captured the fashion audience with immense charm and grace. It could be that Fast was sticking to his well-known strengths of knit art and fringing, known for cleverly constructing modern motifs into block colours of soft baby blues, bright burnt oranges or tones of apricot mixed with deep oranges.
Mark literally gave St. Clements (not literally) some fabulous new tones of colour palettes, delicate knits of slouchy wide-leg trousers, matching smock style tops and cobweb knits. Mark’s signature rope knitted detail was created to tailor the body whilst showing a pop of skin, embodied in details of feathers and crochet. The finale was a spectular scene of luxurious textures imagine a garden created from ruffles of shaggy sheepskin, fringing and show-stopping floor length feathered gowns topped with a huge welcome back round of applause. Mark’s designs show how he is able to manipulate knitwear into sculptural grand knit art, constructed in feathers, fringing, mesh creations.
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